Elsevier Announces its Cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science to Extend Access to Scientific Information

Sixty Ukrainian research institutions benefit from broader access to Elsevier content and solutions

Amsterdam, July 11, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science in order to provide access to Elsevier's scientific databases for sixty Ukrainian research institutions.

A Declaration of Intent for Cooperation has been signed by the Ministry of Education and Science and Elsevier. The agreement includes access to Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The Ukrainian Ministry also intends to license ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text platform for research literature and Elsevier's SciVal research management solutions, which provide insights into research performance.

"Access to Elsevier content and solutions will allow Ukrainian academics to access the world's leading research publications to study the outcomes of trustworthy research," said Mr. Yevhen Sulima, Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Education and Science. "In an international context, access to Elsevier databases such as Scopus and ScienceDirect will increase the quality and impact of Ukrainian research."

Charles Pallandt, Director Sales & Marketing at Elsevier said, "We are honored to be the first international publisher to collaborate extensively with the Ukrainian research community. I am confident the positive impact of expanding access to scientific information will result in increased publication output and will lead to an improved global ranking position."

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About the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science
The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is the central executive body, whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Ministry is a part of the Central Executive Authority of Ukraine and is the main body responsible for the central executive development and implementation of National Policy in education and science, (including issues of innovation and information technology, and intellectual property rights), Youth, Physical Culture and Sport.

About Scopus

, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from nearly 21,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

About ScienceDirect

is a world premier full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books. The platform offers search and retrieval functionalities that enable users to work effectively in the knowledge discovery process. ScienceDirect aims to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper; interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services, and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at the article level. ScienceDirect now has more than 10 million users; its wide reach makes it an ideal place for scientists to publish and disseminate their research findings.

About Elsevier's SciVal suite

Designed to support the many stages of the research planning cycle, Elsevier's SciVal® suite of solutions provides information about research performance, funding and expertise to enable informed decision-making and drive successful outcomes.  Serving research institutions, funding agencies and policy bodies, SciVal delivers objective analytical capabilities that can enhance the performance of individuals, teams and organizations. SciVal integrates institutional and external data sources with information from Elsevier's Scopus®, the standard for bibliometric research tools, to offer trusted solutions including SciVal Experts, SciVal Funding, SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata, SciVal Analytics and Pure.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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